Study Tour to Abu Dhabi

Join us to Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE, the riches of the emirates & one of the fastest developing tourist and retail destinations in the world.

When: 18-22th March 2018
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Our visit will combine guided visits with presentations and insights from local experts in the market. We will learn how a country with only 1,3 million inhabitants develops on a grand scale, a place where retail development is driven by franchise agreements & free rents and where land comes at no cost for the developer.

OPTION: There will be an option in the program to visit and get a presentation of Masdar City – the world’s first zero carbon city or a guided architectural tour of the newly opened Louvre art museum. Please note on your registration form if either of these visit are of interest to you.


Day by day Itinerary*

DAY 1 – Monday 19 March

YAS Mall is the largest shopping center in Abu Dhabi and home to approx. 250 000 m2 of retail and entertainment.

Time Activities
07.25 Arrival Abu Dhabi from Riga
10.00 Arrival at hotel (check in if possible)
11.00 Introduction to Abu Dhabi, a special retail climate – Karen Klath, Marketing Director Aswaq
11.45 Market presentation – Leasing in a completely different market by Aarne Mustakallio, JLL UAE
12.30 Lunch at hotel
13.30 Security management in the Middle Eastern retail market – Simon Carnegie, Director,G4S
14.00 Visit to Yas Mall (short walk from the hotel)
15.00 Check in open at hotel
19.00 Dinner at YAS Marina (short walk or taxi from the hotel)


DAY 2 – Tuesday 20 March

New 250 000 m2 souk to be built & linked to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque.

Time Activities
09.00 Bus from hotel
09.30 Guided tour of Abu Dhabi Mall by Karen Klath, Aswaq
11.00 Visit to Sheik Sayed’s Mosque
13.00 Lunch on your own at the Mushrif Mall
14.30 Visit to the luxurious shopping center and tax free zone at The Galleria
15.30 Free program. Explore the Ferrari World with one of the worlds largest roller coaster, pay a visit to Water World or the YAS Links Golf Course
18.00 YAS Marina F1 Curcuit – Tuesday evenings the race course opens for walkers & bikers – a truly unique experience!
20.00 Group dinner at local restaurant


DAY 3 – Wednesday 21 March

Interior of Abu Dhabi Louvre, designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel.

Time Activities
09.00 Bus from hotel
09.30 Viewing and presentation of the new 250 000 mall construction REEM
11.00 Visit to the WTC, a mixed use project with mall/hotel/office designed by Richard Foster & Partners, completed in 2014.
12.00 Lunch on your own at the WTC F&B roof terrace.
13.30 Architectural guided tour to the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi or a visit to Masdar City.
16.00 Visit to The Avenue, high end mall with presentation on brand loyalty & 3* customer VIP treatment.
16.30 Afternoon Tea at Observation Deck 300 Jumeirah Ethiad Towers.
18.00 Bus returns to hotel – free evening

*Program subject to change.

•    Return flight with Air Baltic from Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo or Stockholm via Riga
•    All currently known taxes
•    Airport transfer to/from the hotel
•    Three nights, single room, at Centro Yas Rotana 3*
•    Breakfast
•    Two dinners incl. beverages
•    One lunch
•    Afternoon tea at The Jumeirah Etihad Towers
•    Study visits incl. bus transfer, 2 days
•    Entrance to private beach

Price members: 17 900 SEK
Price non-members: 20 900 SEK

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Seats are limited to 40 people. NCSC members have the priority in case of the tour being over subscribed. Registration is binding but can be transferred to a different person.

The trip may be extended, please notify us if you wish to be contacted by our travel agent CWT Meetings & Events.


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